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  • Robot serves food at Multan pizzeria

    MULTAN: A pizzeria in Multan has suddenly become the focus of consumers’ attention, and not particularly because of aromas and tastes...

    The reason: a rob­otic waitress is wandering about the restaurant and serving food to the diners...

  • ‘Sustainable food production, rational fertiliser use leads to food security’

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan can achieve food security through sustainable food production, food experts at a lecture titled ‘Food Security and Need for Good Agricultural Practices in Crop Production’ said on Monday...

    “Food security is one of the bigger challenges facing the world today,” Charge d’ Affaires at the Embassy of the Netherlands Renate Pors said, adding that though the Netherlands was a small country, it focuses on achieving food...

  • Multan metro project ‘kickbacks’: Punjab ‘ready’ to join probe into affairs of Chinese firm

    LAHORE: The Punjab government has said it is ready to join investigation the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) is conducting into the affairs of a Chinese company, Yabaite, allegedly involved in Multan metro bus project “kickbacks”...

    “The Multan bus project had been carried out by three contractors and none of them had any connection with the Yabaite...

  • Multan Metro Bus scandal: Faisal Subhan a suspicious character, says Punjab govt

    Punjab government spokesperson Malik Ahmed Khan on Tuesday dubbed Faisal Subhan, director of Capital Construction and Engineering Ltd a "suspicious character" in an interview to GeoNews' programme Geo Pakistan...

    Subhan, who is accused of involvement in corruption in the Multan Metro Bus Project (MMBP), recently went 'missing' after allegations surfaced that he had transferred money to the Punjab chief minister’s (CM) personal...

  • Amnesty International raises concern about air quality exceeding 'hazardous' levels in Punjab

    Human rights group Amnesty International on Wednesday said that the government's "failure to protect people from exposure to hazardous air in Punjab risks violating their human rights to life and health"...

    In a statement, Amnesty International said that the Air Quality Index in Lahore had reached 484 at 10am today, adding that the threshold for "hazardous" levels of air quality was 300, where people are advised to “avoid all physical...

  • New ordinances in Punjab: Unhygienic food entails strict punishments

    LAHORE: The Punjab government on Wednesday promulgated three more ordinances including the one amending the Food Authority law, enhancing punishments for dealing in adulterated or unhygienic food and introducing grading of eateries...

    The Food Authority Amendment Ordinance, 2015 introduces strict punishments for producing and selling unhygienic food...

  • Punjab’s help sought to check food adulteration in capital

    ISLAMABAD: The federal government on Tuesday decided to hire the services of the Punjab food department officials to launch a campaign against food adulteration in the capital city...

    Presiding over a meeting in the ministry, which was also open to the media, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said a decisive action would be launched against food adulterators...

  • Crackdown: Has the Punjab Food Authority's raid on eateries gone too far?

    Have you heard of the ‘Dabangg lady’?That's what the Punjab Food Authority's now-very-popular Director of Operations, Ayesha Mumtaz, is being called on social media...

    In case you hadn't noticed, the Punjab Food Authority (PFA) has been going around Lahore fining, warning and sealing any establishment dealing with food that are found in 'unsatisfactory' (read unhygienic) conditions – from high-end, expensive restaurants to low-end,...

  • Visitors slam high prices at Punjab food festival

    that’s Punjabi culture for you, and it was all there at the Frere Hall lawns on Saturday at the Punjab Eat Festival...

    As for the food, well, the sarsoan saag, makai roti, lassi and home-made butter though all desi Punjabi delights could not be enjoyed so much by the connoisseurs of Punjabi food here due to being rather pricey...

  • Further amendments to Punjab Food Act 1960 soon

    RAWALPINDI: The Punjab government will soon make further amendments to the Punjab Food Act 1960 which was first amended in 2007...

    The new amendments will be made regarding the provision of clean food at stores, bakeries, sweet shops and restaurants, said provincial minister for food Bilal Yasin at a press conference here on Friday...

  • Punjab's food hygiene drive will last only as long as our support will

    Social media has been afloat with images of the Punjab Food Authority making surprise visits at various restaurants and bakeries in Lahore, imposing heavy fines and suspending business licenses because of the unhygienic conditions that the kitchens have been operating in...

    Every time I would eat from any of these eateries, a small part of me always knew that the food was not coming from the most hygienic of places...

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